The Death of Expertise Part III: The Ugly

This is Part III of the 3-section review, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The Ugly is that Nichols has a habit of leaving out crucial information that would contradict his stereotype narrative. And it gets uglier. Here’s a simple example. He selectively quotes Dr. David Dunning (of the famous Dunning-Kruger paper mentioned inContinue reading “The Death of Expertise Part III: The Ugly”

The Death of Expertise Part I: The Good

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Tom Nichols Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine,Continue reading “The Death of Expertise Part I: The Good”